Bowline Game

Wendy Baker
Sparks Guider, Pathfinder Guider, Craft Trainer, Potential Trainer, Chair of Division Composite Camp, District Commissioner
Central Area, Ganaraska Division, Sugarbush District


Materials:

  • a fork for everyone
  • place mat
  • napkin
  • apron
  • oven mitts
  • knife
  • wrapped chocolate bar in many layers of newspaper
  • 2 dice and a rope

Numbers of girls:

8 - 10

Method:

Girls are in a circle sitting on the floor with the equipment in the centre. The object of the game is to pass the dice around and the first person to roll doubles gets the rope from the leader, ties the required knot (Bowline) and it is checked by the leader to make sure it is right, then she puts on the apron, oven mitts, places the napkin under her chin, on the place mat she must pick up the knife and using her own fork tries to get into the present.

BUT....at the same time the dice are still going around and as soon as someone else rolls doubles they tie the knot and if it is correct the first person must take off the stuff and go back into the circle and so on. Great fun. Make sure you take two chocolate bars because they will want to do it again, but twice is enough and the chocolate should be shared.



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